WASHINGTON, DC - March 26, 2019 - The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) raised a record-breaking $1.6 million during its 27th Annual Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic in Pebble Beach, California.
The overwhelming support will continue to advance the next generation of leaders in the foodservice and hospitality industry.
“We are thrilled to see so many of the Foundation’s generous supporters raising funds to support the future of this amazing industry,” said Rob Gifford, executive vice president of the NRAEF.
“This is an incredible start to 2019, and we look forward to continuing to build on this momentum for the remainder of the year.”
The highlight from the three day golf event includes a $25,000 from Pebble Beach in honor of Ted Balestreri and in celebration of the joint centennials of the National Restaurant Association and Pebble Beach.
The 28th Annual Ted J. Balestreri Leadership Classic will be March 25-28, 2020.
Visit ChooseRestaurants.org to get involved with the NRAEF and its work to build pathways to meaningful jobs and careers in restaurants and foodservice.
About the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
As the philanthropic foundation of the National Restaurant Association, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the industry’s training and education, career development and community engagement efforts. The NRAEF and its programs work to Attract, Empower and Advance today’s and tomorrow’s restaurant and foodservice workforce. NRAEF programs include: ProStart® – a high-school career and technical education program; Restaurant Ready – partnering with community based organizations to provide “opportunity youth” with skills training and job opportunities; Military – helping military servicemen and women transition their skills to restaurant and foodservice careers; Scholarships – financial assistance for students pursuing restaurant, foodservice and hospitality degrees; and, the Hospitality Sector Registered Apprenticeship Project – a partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Association providing a hospitality apprenticeship program for the industry. For more information on the NRAEF, visit ChooseRestaurants.org.
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